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Place Category: Beaches
Sandwood Bay is a natural bay on the far north-west coast of Scotland and lies about 5 miles south of Cape Wrath. Spend time exploring the mile of golden sand and dunes, with rocky cliffs and the Am Buachaille, a giant sea stack. The large sandstone stack, Gaelic for The Herdsman, was first climbed in 1968 by Tom Patey and Ian Clough.
Behind the bay’s large sand dunes, stretches Sandwood Loch – a freshwater loch full of brown and sea trout.
This beach is remote with no road access, but is easily reached by a 4.5 mile long walk from the hamlet of Blairmore along a bleak fairly flat moorland track.
The beach is a good place to spot dolphins and other marine mammals.
Local legends include a sighting of a reclining mermaid of ravishing beauty on the rocks in the bay in 1900.
No facilities and the car park is at Blairmore and then the beach is a 4.5 mile walk.
Dogs allowed but must be kept on lead as sheep roam free.
Sandwood Bay Beach 7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain on Thursday through next Monday, with temperatures falling to 14°C next Monday.Mostly cloudy throughout the day.Today's Forecast
11->1616% 74% 4 mph
7:12 am 7:13 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Tuesday, Sep 26th
13->180% 88% 13 mph
7:15 am 7:10 pmLight rain overnight.Wednesday, Sep 27th
14->178% 61% 21 mph
7:17 am 7:07 pmLight rain until afternoon.Thursday, Sep 28th
13->1545% 91% 15 mph
7:19 am 7:04 pmLight rain until afternoon, starting again in the evening.Friday, Sep 29th
11->1529% 90% 16 mph
7:21 am 7:01 pmPartly cloudy until afternoon.Saturday, Sep 30th
11->1413% 18% 11 mph
7:23 am 6:59 pmLight rain starting in the afternoon.Sunday, Oct 1st
11->1431% 54% 19 mph
7:26 am 6:56 pmRain throughout the day and windy in the morning.Monday, Oct 2nd
11->1468% 83% 27 mph
7:28 am 6:53 pm
Sandwood Bay Beach Tide Times
Sandwood Bay Beach Bathing Water Quality
No water quality measurement available for Sandwood Bay Beach.
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